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Kinda OT, but GRIT appears often

NYT article on some school headmasters attempting to find the correct formula to develop students. They meet a Psych prof and learn some fun things and create a two page evaluation to determine the strength of 7 character traits. And more happens than I can accurately sum up here. It's a great read, but every time 'grit' is mentioned I can't help thinking of baseball, BBWAA, and David Eckstein. Then there's this quote: "Sure, a trait can backfire," Witter said. "Too much grit, like Okonkwo, you start to lose your ability to have empathy for other people. If you’re so gritty that you don’t understand why everyone’s complaining about how hard things are, because nothing’s hard for you, because you’re Mr. Grit, then you’re going to have a hard time being kind..."

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David Wright is finally gritty!!!

"Wright was hit just above the ear hole by a pitch from Cain in the fourth inning, sending his batting helmet flying into the air and the gritty infielder sprawling to the ground. Wright lay there for several minutes before walking off the field with some help from trainers." And all it took was getting hit in the head by a pitch. At least we now know how one develops grit.

A friend/Braves fan posted this on my facebook.

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A friend/Braves fan posted this on my facebook.

Captain obvious, investigative reporter.

Captain obvious, investigative reporter.

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Regarding Heart, Grit, Fire

Calm down Mets fans, it's early.

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